But actually, it comes to the criticism.
I have a bad Internet connection, so I go on the Internet functionality not. Especially because they were actually already partly integrated in 2007 by Patch.
What has changed compared to 2010, not much.
There is the PDF recirculation option touted, but - apart from MS Office documents - work the most - quite simply - poor. Just when columns are included it's almost always wrong and is easier and error-free by hand possible. Also, even scanned documents are a horror. The function is therefore rarely used meaningfully.
Ceased to exist are in the Word style sets in styles. Although, the new Office in Word now designs, which are unfortunately not so well implemented. The previously were more varied, the preview worked (when hovering the selection vs. click selection) easier and also the color schemes are hardly used in the new version. Again, no real improvement visible.
However, there are improvements and while some. The first thing I want to mention the tables in OneNote. These are significantly better than in 2007 and even improved a bit towards 2010.
The only real reason to buy in my opinion is the new feature in the Presenter View of PowerPoint. This will show instead of a bar of all slides, only the next slide, but larger and more readable. Who holds many and various presentations will love the feature probably.
Improvements were also the touch of your fingertips / pin
But the overall conclusion unfortunately true: there are hardly any improvements available to justify a purchase, especially a purchase in the price range. The new version is not only a little more expensive, but also contains only a single license (which is contrary to the rumors transferable, initially because of European law, now also in the amended license agreement).
So if a laptop and work PC, children or other reasons for multiple licenses has to be very much into their pockets, with 3 licenses about 3 1/2 times as low as in 2010. A pity, a real pity.
Hence my conclusion:
- Until 04.30.13: Get the 2010 version with free license in 2013 - regardless of how many licenses you need. It is better no matter how you look at it.
- From 1.5.13:
- 1 license: Who really needs only one license is little wrong in 2013. There are both the points of how well what the talk about it. And in the case probably decide the updates will follow in 2013 just longer.
- 2+ licenses:
& PowerPoint users: 2013 brings improved Presenter view, whether the price is worth must decide her.
& Pen / Touch users: Try times whether your device software this is allowed to write directly in Word & Co
# Yes, then 2010 is the much cheaper option, nearly 60% at 2 and almost 84% for 3 licenses are nevertheless a notable savings, right?
# No: hmm ... here is the 2013 really an advantage. Who can spend the money is allowed to access, otherwise maybe will help the 2016 / 2017er version further.
Never has my decision to buy the new office so hard like as time. The few changes are facing a significant cost overhead. Who already has 2010, and can sit out there so often waits better to 2016/2017.